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''The Morey Amsterdam Show'' - 21 April 1949

Published 1949

Simple & unpretentious early television series, starring Morey Amsterdam and broadcast on the DuMont Network. Also appearing in this episode are Art Carney, singer Vic Damone, Jacqueline Susann (in an acting role) and dancers Mary Raye and Naldi. Despite what the review says there is only a single commercial, which runs about 2 minutes, and a couple of brief mentions of the sponsor elsewhere. (Note: the series previously aired on CBS. This is the first DuMont-aired episode)

Run time 29:30
Production Company DuMont Television Network
Audio/Visual sound, black and white


Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - - January 6, 2014
Subject: I disagree
I disagree with the previous reviewer that there were a lot of DuMont television set references. In fact, there is only a single 2-minute commercial during the program.
Reviewer: indianacarnie - - January 6, 2014
Subject: Good but not Great
You think we have a lot of commercials on T.V. these days? Half the show had Dumont Television references ... in the skits, in the opening monologue and the opening /closing credits. Morey, while a funny man, is clearly a born second banana. It was a joy seeing a very young Art Carny though and his "trademark" Va Va Va Voom so familiar to watchers of the Honeymooners. Some funny moments but a little uneven. Watchable for sure, but don't expect non-stop laughs.
Reviewer: rpforrest - - July 2, 2013
Subject: Morey Amsterdam
Morey always said that playing Buddy Sorrell in the Dick Van Dyke Show was the easiest gig he ever had, all he had to do was play himself! After watching this you can see that its true! Great stuff from 64 years ago!
Reviewer: mandc - - July 1, 2013
Subject: Morey Amsterdam very funny comedian
I have always seen Morey Amsterdam on the Dick Van Dyke Show and liked his comedy but never knew he had his own show over 10 years earlier. I always thought he was one of the funniest comedians ever and he got better on the later TV show. This show just like most of the early variety TV shows had pretty much everything--singing-dancing-comedy-skits. Mostly corny stuff but that is what TV was in the early days. Interesting to see very early TV right after world war 2.